Our group is already coming back from a very special weekend at Contadora Island, exactly from Villa Romantica, where Charlie and Yarelis (Yaris) did their best to make us feel happy. And they succeeded it!
Villa Romantica is located at Playa Cacique, a very nice and clean beach. You can arrive Contadora Island by ferry (as us) or by plane using the 800 meters long runway. In both cases, you arrive in Playa Galleon.
The most motivating thing for us was the trips in the glass bottom boat, with Yaris, Abdiel and Pedro (we did it twice!!!!), to see the whales and dolphins swimming near the boat, it was amazing and invaluable!!!! They know how to get the sites near the whales to enjoy the views and take incredible pictures and videos.
During the trips we saw the houses and hotels from the sea, famous people as Christian Dior or the last Sha of Iran Rheza Pahlevi were living there some time ago. We also visited and enjoy Mogo Mogo Beach (beautiful pink shells) and Pacheca Beach (wonderful, clean and warm waters).
Villa Romantica is a very interesting and attention-grabbing place; you can see the use of white marble on the floors in the restaurant and other areas. The combination of some fittings and the special Roman Style decoration in the rooms (not always good taste), is acceptable according to the Villa’s name. From Bella Vista Suite, we enjoyed incredible and unforgettable views of the beach and the other islands.
Only a complaint: the service at the restaurant was slow, maybe there were many persons at dinner time or maybe the waitress is not as good as the rest of the staff. But the food was fresh and great.
We are planning to come back in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mar & Oro is the only hotels on the island, Contadora, with direct access to the the most beautiful beach on the island, Cacique Beach. With recently updated rooms, Mar & Oro features a great range of rooms types for you to pick from. Furthermore, the property is now run by a new administration which promises to deliver a great customer service to ensure you and those who accompany you have an excellent experience. Whether you are looking to enjoy some drinks by the beach or have a great meal, Mar & Oro has got you covered. Within the hotel we feature a beach bar known as Cacique Beach Bar, and a restaurant known as MiraOlas. Since we are located next to the beach we take great pride delivering the freshest seafood. To ensure that our seafood is the freshest we buy it directly from the native fishermen's which spend hours fishing daily from the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean which surrounds Contadora. During your stay with us, you will be able to request an umbrella and beach chairs to spend hours relaxing at Cacique Beach. With our staff from Cacique Beach Bar standing by to facilitate any beverage or meal we ensure you will have an unforgettable experience that will last a life-time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
- Romantica Hotel Contadora Island